December 6, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 34

Stories from the December 6, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Comedic cast hijacks Ocean’s Eleven

Just because you never saw the 1960s Rat Pack original doesn’t mean you haven’t seen Ocean’s Eleven before. Director Steven Soderbergh’s (Erin Brockovich) new effort joins the ranks of recent nostalgia crime films – movies such as Get Shorty and Snatch – that look back on the imagined golden days of crime. It characterizes a […]

Op-Ed: Public trials for terrorist criminals

Following the horrific events of Sept. 11, the United States has attempted to win over world opinion by labeling those events as a faceless attack on peace and all civilized people. We trumpeted military actions in Afghanistan as a defense of freedom from tyranny. American diplomats have worked tirelessly to build a coalition of Arab […]

Around Campus

Students to vote on new University policies Students will vote Dec. 11 whether to change the Code of Student Conduct, review Student Judicial Services policies and add a third freshman senator. Two senators and Student Association Vice President Josh Singer force the referendum with a petition after losing a Senate vote. Senators who voted it […]

Quote of the Week

Brian Fischer, owner of Riverside Liquors since 1977, on increased MPD patrols near his E Street store: “Back in Lima, Ohio, you might have been hot stuff. You’re now in Washington, D.C., where the big dogs are waiting in the grass for you to come out with your 30-pack of Busch Light.”

Crime Log

Attempted Burglary 12/3 – Ames Hall mailroom The sliding glass window of the Ames Hall mailroom was pried from its frame. Nothing was taken from the mailroom. Open Destruction of Property 12/1 – Thurston Hall No identifiable suspect Closed 12/1 – Thurston Hall Open 12/4 – Somers Hall No suspects or witnesses Closed Disorderly Conduct […]

Sign language class moves

GW will move two of six sign language courses offered at the Foggy Bottom campus to the graduate campus in Arlington, Va., next semester, upsetting students who feel it will discourage enrollment in the courses. One section of Sign Language I and the only Sign Language II course will move to the graduate campus. Two […]

Suicide affects GW community

The GW community has lost three of its members in the past two years to suicide, which is increasingly prevalent among young adults. Jamie Moore, a 24-year-old alumna was found dead in her car in July, and the 30-year-old women’s volleyball coach was found dead in her home in August 2000. Moore crawled into the […]

Poor shooting costs Colonials

The Colonial women continued their slide against less talented teams with a 69-53 home loss to Georgetown Wednesday night. Following a week of games against top 10 teams, GW was supposed to use this week to bounce back. Instead, they’ve slipped to No. 24 in ESPN/USA Today rankings and dropped out of the Associated Press […]

GW student takes own life

Sophomore Joe Spradlin, 19, took his life Monday morning in his Atlanta home. Spradlin, remembered by friends for his kind heart, southern hospitality and sense of humor, had grappled with bouts of depression in recent months and was home seeking help, friends said. More than 15 friends traveled to Atlanta Wednesday to attend his memorial […]